Dr. Rochelle Rowley earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology (2005) from Fort Hays State University, a Master of Arts in Sociology (2007) from Wichita State University, and her Doctorate in Psychology (2012) from Wichita State University.
No “white” child left behind: The academic achievement gap between black and white students is the title of Dr. Rowley’s master’s thesis using the Educational Longitudinal Study to determine what predicted the continual gap between student’s math and reading scores. She found that race was the biggest predictor indicating that discrimination was most likely present.
Dr. Rowley’s dissertation, Teen dating violence: The relationships between attitudes, behaviors, prosocial bystander behavior, and school climate, resulted in findings that aided in the understanding of teen relationships and predictors of when teen dating violence begins to be accepted (between 6th and 7th grade) and who is most at risk (students who are Hispanic or Black).
I use a teaching method called a flipped classroom where students actively participate in the classroom through discussions, debates, and structured activities while the student is responsible for reading any assigned textbook or other readings. I rarely use power point and encourage each student to be engaged in the learning process. I assess students through mini assignments meant to challenge students to think critically and apply what they are learning to personal, family, and future career lives. Intimate Relationships, Child Abuse and Maltreatment, Social Stratification, and Intimate Violence are the core courses I teach; however, I have also taught courses on the Sociology of Education, Sociology of Aging, Prevention, Diversity, Social Psychology, and the Sociology of Divorce.
Interviews and Presentations
Radio Talk Show https://www.mixcloud.com/natalie-kivell/bringing-the-national-conversation-home-talking-about-racism-in-our-everyday-lives/
Teaching about racism and privilege in diverse academic settings. Workshop provided at the 15th Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action, Lowell MA.
Racial justice: Exploring the role of community psychology. Roundtable provided at the 15th Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action, Lowell MA.
Pouring old poison into new bottles: An interactive look into racism in America. Workshop provided at the Midwest Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Kansas City KS.
The more things change, the more they stay the same: An analysis of cyberbullying.
Paper presented at the Midwest Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Omaha NE
Is it bullying, teen dating violence, or both? Student, school staff, & parent perceptions.
Paper presented at the National Council on Family Relations Conference, San Antonio TX Social justice in the classroom: Teaching controversial topics.
Roundtable discussion presentation at the Society for Community Research and Action Biennial Conference. Miami, FL
Framing youth relationships: Holding hands, having a thing, and hooking up.
Paper presented at the Society for Community Research and Action Biennial Conference, Miami, FL
Teen dating violence: The relationships between attitudes, behaviors, prosocial bystander behavior, and school climate.
Poster presented at the Southwest Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Oklahoma City, OK
Teens, tweens, and parents: shared and divergent discourses on romantic relationships.
Paper presented at the National Conference on Family Relationships Conference, Orlando, FL
Sense of community and civic engagement on an urban commuter campus.
Paper presentation at the Society for Community Research and Action Biennial Conference, Chicago, IL
Assessing community engagement in wind energy project development: A preliminary analysis.
Poster presentation at the Regional Energy and Sustainability Summit and Fair, Wichita, KS
A “wind-wind” situation: Community participation in the development of the Greensburg, Kansas wind farm.
Paper presented at the 2010 Annual Meetings of the Association for Humanist Sociology, Santa Fe NM
Exploring the social environment of romantic relationships in adolescence.
Poster presented at the National Council on Family Relations Conference, San Francisco, CA
Motivation and teacher evaluation.
Poster presented at the Southwest Psychological Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio TX
No “white” child left behind: The academic achievement gap between blacks and whites.
Poster presented at the Southwest Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO
The role of religion in older women.
Poster presented at the Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Omaha, NE
Paper presented at the Kansas Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Johnson Co., KS